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Mooted land laws is cheap tactic for votes

As an economic analyst there are two ways of approaching, or in this case disagreeing, with a proposed policy.

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Bitcoin continues to give central banks a headache

Bitcoin, the poster child for digital currencies, is proving something of a headache for central banks.

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US should adopt a land tax to combat inequality

In the lasting debate over Thomas Piketty’s book on outsized returns on capital, a significant fact has been obscured: If you exclude land and housing, ca... Read Story

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'Davos is simply a magical time'
January 19 2015 at 11:41

Billionaire venture capitalist Jim Breyer is heading to the Swiss Alps this year with an upbeat message.

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Gender equality is good for business
January 18 2015 at 15:56

While there has been an increase in women at senior and middle management, they still have a long way to go to shatter the glass ceiling of top management, according to a report of the International Labour Organisation (IL... Read Story
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SA private education situated on elusive horizon
January 16 2015 at 07:36

SOUTH Africa’s ultimate goal should be to have free, high quality education for all citizens. Many developing economies have already achieved this – Argentina even extends the offer to foreigners.

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Repositioning Africa in the eyes of the financial world
January 16 2015 at 07:36

Independent Media CEO Dr Iqbal Surve looks forward to the WEF forum at Davos.

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East slow to feel chill of looming deflation
January 16 2015 at 07:35

AFTER months of preaching monetary discipline to fend off inflation, Raghuram Rajan, the Reserve Bank of India governor, shocked India yesterday by unexpectedly slashing the benchmark repurchase rate to 7.75 percent from 8... Read Story
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Salary or personal fulfilment: You choose
January 15 2015 at 07:48

THERE are several decision-making milestones in life. Some of them include navigating the following questions: What do I want to do when I grow up? What will I study at high school? What subjects should I register for at u... Read Story
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SA’s education system critical to our competitiveness
January 15 2015 at 07:48

THE NATION brand is an extremely complex concept. I recently found a diagrammatic representation in a paper entitled the Nation Brand Molecule which illustrates exactly how complex this concept is.

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LP gas a step in solution to energy problems
January 14 2015 at 07:36

THANKS to load shedding or rather, blackouts – let us not call a spade a shovel – the law of unintended consequences may come to haunt Eskom management. The law will operate through that nasty thing, the market... Read Story
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Brazil and Greece – could it be déjà vu?
January 14 2015 at 07:36

THE POSSIBILITY of an untested and extreme-talking left-wing party coming to power in the next elections sparks a sell-off in the markets.

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